Mavs Decline Nowitzki’s Option, Will Offer New Deal

The Mavericks will decline Dirk Nowitzki‘s $5MM team option in order to open up more salary-cap space, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets. Dallas plans to work out a new contract with Nowitzki, who mutually agreed to the decision, Stein adds.

This will give the Mavericks more wiggle room to pursue free agents, with DeAndre Jordan at the top of their wish list after he decided to opt out of his contract with the Clippers.

Dallas could have as much as $28-30MM in cap space, salary-cap enthusiast Albert Nahmad tweets.

Nowitzki has said he’d like to play at least one more season. Among the ways the Mavericks could re-sign him is by using their room-level exception, which is projected at $4.4MM in the first year of the contract.

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5 thoughts on “Mavs Decline Nowitzki’s Option, Will Offer New Deal

  1. yoyo137

    No doubt Mark Cuban is repaying him everything he’s sacrificed under the table.

  2. Well he should be man, Dirk is an absolute monster of a player, still does a good job at 40, & also is a very nice guy, always doing plenty in the community, never hear anything bad about him, the guy is a legend on the court & out, I will be very sad to see him go, I enjoyed watching him for 20 years of my life.

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